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#1 aldeveron

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 06:39 PM

I was looking for a hatch and found an 1988 three door coupe.

Any comments about the suitability of off roading it compared to a hatch?

Does that big window in the back lift up?

Thanks,

#2 the sucker king

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:53 PM

there was a guy named ross from idaho on the board when it was an ezboard forum. his board name was magnificent subaru and he had a cool looking lifted three door. don't know if he's still around.

#3 the sucker king

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 08:03 PM

here's a pic:

http://img97.exs.cx/...dsc000259be.jpg

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 02:46 AM

He actually removed the back hatch and had a tonnau cover made for it. It did have some leakage issues tho.

#5 MorganM

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:09 AM

Looks like a Brat, only cooler :lol:

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:36 AM

Looks like a Brat, only cooler :lol:


OUCH!

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:01 AM

@ MorganM:

You are completely right :lol: !

I love the Brat and I love the EA82 bodystyle, so this is the ultimate subaru;) !

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:13 AM

OH did I say that out loud? :grin:

Back to the question at hand: I think it would make a pimptastic offroad rig. Rage it !_!

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:47 PM

@ MorganM:

You are completely right :lol: !

I love the Brat and I love the EA82 bodystyle, so this is the ultimate subaru;) !

L



Might look good, but the ea81s are the best off roaders. Hands down. If you disagree cuz you own a lifted ea82, then it's cuz you never had a lifted ea81 to wheel.

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:00 PM

@ Zapar:

You are right, the EA81 is better off road. But I am not interested in off roading
my subaru.

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 01:29 PM

@ Zapar:

You are right, the EA81 is better off road. But I am not interested in off roading
my subaru.

L


Then you are in the wrong forum.

This, however was the question.

I was looking for a hatch and found an 1988 three door coupe.

Any comments about the suitability of off roading it compared to a hatch?



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Posted 11 January 2005 - 03:01 PM

I don't know this for a fact, but I would assume that they are a little smaller in length compared to the wagon. And smaller is better in some off road occasions.

#13 Lukas

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 03:07 PM

Station Wagon: 4,41 metres
3 door coupe: 4,37 metres

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 03:30 PM

Thanks for the info and the pics. I don't remember seeing a 3-door coupe before and I am getting interested.

This only came up for me because I saw one on the A.trader at what seems like a reasonable price. It has dual-range and a/c and I am trying to find out if it has the LSD.

I think the diff may be the deal maker based on what I have on the board.

If the deal goes down, I guess you will be hearing more from me; if not I will remain is quasi lurker mode.

-M-

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 03:47 PM

The wheelbases of the wagon and the 3 door are identical. The 3 door will be a good offroader if you build it up some. Chances of it having an LSD are slim if it's not an RX. Sorry.

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 04:57 PM

Might look good, but the ea81s are the best off roaders.Hands down. If you disagree cuz you own a lifted ea82, then it's cuz you never had a lifted ea81 to wheel.

That's true but....

I know you're not trying to say that the ea-82 is a BAD offroader, but that's how it comes off. It's like saying the hatch is a better off-road rig than an OBS. Whilst that's true, it's no reason to give up on the Impreza.

Lifted 3-door = Sickness!

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Posted 11 January 2005 - 06:01 PM

That's true but....

I know you're not trying to say that the ea-82 is a BAD offroader, but that's how it comes off. It's like saying the hatch is a better off-road rig than an OBS. Whilst that's true, it's no reason to give up on the Impreza.

You bet. Not trying to say the 3 door wouldn't make a good offroader. He asked which is better, or how it stacked up to a hatch, I gave my opinion. So far, the impreza outback wouldn't hold a candle to a hatch in the mud, no clearance. In the snow up to 2 feet or so. . ? The hatch could only wish it could keep up with the OBS and stay on the road at the same time. ;)


On gravel roads. . ? HA!

When I'm done with the OBS, hopefully before WCSS7, it will give a standard lifted hatch a run for it's money offroad too. I'm sure of it.:brow:

Lifted 3-door = Sickness!

Ross's really was the sickness. Awesome car, I personally spotted him up the last few parts of upper 311 at Evans Creek.

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:04 PM

When I'm done with the OBS, hopefully before WCSS7, it will give a standard lifted hatch a run for it's money offroad too. I'm sure of it.:brow:


standard lift huh. well that looks like my hatch will be fine then. :brow:

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 09:05 PM

Wasn't the question, "What would be the best for off road action"?




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